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Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians
Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilities Boeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023, the Pentagon announced...
U.S. Army stops accepting AH-64E Apache attack helicopters over issue with nut
While Boeing has been working on redesigning the nut since last year, the service decided to stop taking in new AH-64E attack helicopters until the company can field a new nut As reported by Defense News, the U.S. Army has halt the delivery of AH-64E attack helicopters from Boeing since February because a strap pack nut on the main rotor...
IAF F-16I Sufa that crashed in Syria likely to be shot down by S-125 surface to air missile
The F-16I shoot down came after an Israeli AH-64 Apache combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV launched from Syria that infiltrated the country’s airspace early Saturday The impressive main image of this post shows the wreckage of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I Sufa that crashed on Feb. 10, 2018 after coming under "massive anti-aircraft fire" from Syrian forces. As...
"Each Army National Guard Apache battalion needs to borrow six AH-64s to go to war," NGAUS president says
With fewer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, each battalion “will never have enough aircraft to train the way they are supposed to fight,” Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, NGAUS president National Guard Association of the U.S. (NGAUS) has issued a statement regarding the Army’s recent announcement to keep four AH-64 Apache attack helicopter battalions within the Army National Guard (the battalions...
Incredible photos show 1ST Air Cavalry Brigade helicopters ready to deploy in Germany
Among 1st Air Cavalry Brigade helicopters involved in this deployment there are CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks, HH-60 Black Hawks and AH-64 Apaches Taken at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, the incredible photos in this article show 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Air Cav" helicopters staged and ready to move in Germany. Noteworthy the aircraft arrived in Europe to support Operation Atlantic Resolve. As...
AC-130U Gunship
The firepower necessary to deter the enemy required the crew to exceed cooling requirements on the 105 mm Howitzer cannon, risking potential detonation inside the aircraft On Nov. 2, 2016, the aircrew of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) AC-130U Gunship (call sign "Spooky 43") was tasked to provide close air support (CAS) to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43...
Today, the U.S. Army's attack helicopter fleet consists of a mixture of AH-64D and AH-64E model aircraft Taken on May 6, 2017 the super cool picture in this post features a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow, assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, flying in front of a wall of fire during the South Carolina National Guard Air and Ground...
Lt. Col. 'A' was given several opportunities to explain his failures in the polygraph tests and retake them, only for him to be unsuccessful As reported by Ynetnews the Israeli Air Force (IAF) chief is starting a fresh search for a candidate to lead the prestigious "Magic Touch" AH-64D Apache attack helicopter unit after the first choice applicant, known as...
The Apache Project Manager Office plans to roll out the new equipment to units with the D and E model helicopters, focusing on outfitting the units with E models first On Apr. 4-5, 2017 soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard trained on a new blade folding kit for the AH-64 Apache at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB). As explained...
Capable of carrying six Apache helicopters, two M1A Abrams tanks or 250,000 pounds of relief supplies, the C-5M Super Galaxy is uniquely equipped to carry bulky combat equipment The interesting video in this post shows a massive C-5M Super Galaxy transport plane offloading Apache helicopters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Actually a contingent of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered...

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